Hartmut Scholte Wassink: Wind turbine having a main power converter and an auxiliary power converter and a method for the control thereof. General Electric Company, Global Patent Operations, Douglas D Zhang, May 29, 2012: US08188610 (22 worldwide citation)

A wind turbine comprising a main generator, a main power converter connected to the main generator and adapted to convert the electrical output power of the main generator to an electrical power to be fed into the utility grid up to a first rated converter output power and an auxiliary power convert ...

Laurent Bonnet: Wind turbine with integrated design and controlling method. General Electric Company, Global Patent Operations, Douglas D Zhang, May 10, 2011: US07939961 (12 worldwide citation)

A wind turbine is provided. The wind turbine includes a tower including a yaw interface, a bladed rotor including at least one blade rotatable in response to wind impinging upon the at least one blade, and a beam structure configured to support the bladed rotor. The beam structure includes at least ...

Chris Erwin Orr, David S Slaton: Method and system for extracting heat from electrical components. GE Intelligent Platforms Embedded Systems, GE Global Patent Operations, March 16, 2010: US07679916 (11 worldwide citation)

A system for extracting heat from an electronic device is provided. The system includes heat dissipation means positioned within a printed circuit board to form an in-board heat sink structure and a fluid heat transfer medium disposed in the heat dissipation means. The medium circulates through the ...

Paul Bryan Cadima: Cap for a gas burner. General Electric Company, Global Patent Operations, Douglas D Zhang, September 17, 2013: US08535052 (10 worldwide citation)

A cap for a gas burner is disclosed. The cap includes a center portion including a top surface having a periphery; at least one extension extending outward from the center portion, the at least one extension defining a drain channel extending outward and downward from the top surface; and a ledge ex ...

Jared Klineman Cooper, Todd William Goodermuth, Eugene A Smith: Data communication system and method. General Electric Company, GE Global Patent Operations, John A Kramer, January 13, 2015: US08935022 (9 worldwide citation)

A communication system for a vehicle consist may include a control module that interfaces with router transceiver units coupled to a cable bus, and can communicate network data between vehicles having a transceiver unit over a cable bus.

David Beers, Nicholas Okruch Jr: Apparatus and method for using a hybrid dryer tub for airflow improvement. General Electric Company, Global Patent Operations, Douglas D Zhang, November 5, 2013: US08572865 (8 worldwide citation)

An apparatus includes a mechanical refrigeration cycle arrangement having a working fluid and an evaporator, a condenser, a compressor, and an expansion device, cooperatively interconnected and containing the working fluid. The apparatus also includes a sensor located to sense at least one parameter ...

Clark A Bendall, Steven Crews: Method for measuring missing corner dimensions. GE Inspection Technologies, Global Patent Operations, Stephen G Midgley, August 24, 2010: US07782453 (8 worldwide citation)

A method for obtaining the area of a missing portion of an object under inspection with a borescope includes aligning the borescope with the object under inspection, extrapolating the missing edges of the missing portion and calculating the missing portion area using the extrapolated missing edges a ...

James D Brooks, Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Bernardo Adrian Movsichoff, Ramu Chandra: Method and system for independent control of vehicle. General Electric Company, GE Global Patent Operations, John A Kramer, August 6, 2013: US08504226 (5 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems are provided for controlling movement of a train including a plurality of locomotives along a route. In one example, the method comprises, generating a first plan profile, the first plan profile including synchronous settings for the locomotives over a route, and generating a sec ...

David G Beers, Brent Alden Junge, Nicholas Okruch Jr, Amelia Lear Hensley: Apparatus and method for refrigerant cycle capacity acceleration. General Electric Company, Global Patent Operations, Douglas D Zhang, September 10, 2013: US08528227 (3 worldwide citation)

A method of operating a heat pump clothes dryer operating on a mechanical refrigeration cycle is disclosed. The method includes partitioning all energy available in the heat pump clothes dryer into a first amount of energy and a second amount of energy; using the first amount of energy to attain a s ...

Thangavelu Asokan, Setu Chokshi, Yuseph Montasser, David M Polizzotti, Yatin Tayalia: Process for the reduction of biofouling using electric fields. General Electric Company, GE Global Patent Operations, Peter T DiMauro, April 26, 2011: US07931813 (3 worldwide citation)

A process to reduce or prevent biofouling, by destroying or deactivating microbiological content of feedwater, or other liquid, prior to its entrance into membranes or process equipment, such as heat transfer equipment. The process comprises the use of electrical discharge and/or electric fields to ...